150th anniversary of Ukrainian mathematician Georgy Voronoï
Mykhailo Drahomanov National Pedagogical University, Institute of Mathematics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, and Kyiv Mathematical Society invite you to commemorate eminent Ukrainian mathematician Georgy Voronoï (1868–1908). Educational and memorial events devoted to his 150th anniversary will be held on April 23–27, 2018 in Kyiv as well as in Zhuravka (Chernihiv Region).
Monday, April 23, 14:00–16:00
Mykhailo Drahomanov National Pedagogical University
Kyiv, 9 Pyrohova St., room 448
Demonstration of the film “Georgy Voronoï, Ukrainian and Polish Mathematician” (produced by Chernihiv Television and Radio Company in 2013, 20 min). Short talks of scientists and open discussion are also planned.
Wednesday, April 25, 14:00–15:00
Institute of Mathematics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Kyiv, 3 Tereschenkivska St., room 305 (conference hall)
Professor Mykola Pratsiovytyiʼs lecture “Geometric Mosaics of Great Ukrainian. Devoted to 150th Anniversary of Professor Georgy Voronoï” on the General Meeting of Department of Mathematics (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine)
Friday, April 27
Zhuravka (Varva District, Chernihiv Region)
Trip from Kyiv to Zhuravka, where Georgy Voronoï was born and buried
During the events on April 23 and 25 a book exhibition will be open also. Academic publications related to Georgy Voronoïʼs research topics will be presented at the exhibition.
Admission to all events is free provided you register online. Number of seats is limited.
Recall that April 28, 2018 is 150th anniversary of Georgy Voronoï. He was a Doctor of Mathematics, Professor of Warsaw University, Corresponding Member of Saint Petersburg Academy of Sciences. Georgy was born in a small town Zhuravka, Poltava Province of that time, (1868) and graduated from Saint Petersburg University (1889). His papers are dedicated to number theory and calculus. Voronoï is a co-founder of a new field of mathematics, namely, geometry of numbers. Mathematical objects named after him, Voronoi diagrams, are extensively used in modern science and engineering for computer graphics, geometric modeling, design of robots, pattern recognition, research in artificial intelligence, design of geographic information systems, etc.
In 2018, Ukraine celebrates the 150th anniversary of Georgy Voronoï on government level (according to the Regulation of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine “On Celebration of Memorable Dates and Anniversaries in 2018” of 08.02.2018 No. 2287-VIII).